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Cairns man charged with possessing child abuse material

Fri 28-08-2020 12:31 pm AEST

The Australian Federal Police have charged a 57-year-old Cairns man with possessing child abuse material following an investigation to the alleged payment of money to the Philippines to facilitate child...

Operation Arkstone – Wyong man faces further 80 charges

Wed 05-08-2020 12:00 pm AEST

Published by AFP on Wednesday, 5 August 2020, Publish time:7:31amEditor’s note: Arrest footage and images from the Wyong search warrant (previously unreleased) are available to download via hightailAustralian Federal Police...

Queensland man charged with child abuse material offences

Fri 17-07-2020 9:33 am AEST

A 21-year-old man is scheduled to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court today after the Queensland Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (QLD JACET) charged him with child abuse offences.Between February and...

ACCCE shared workspace pilot a success

Thu 16-07-2020 7:30 am AEST

Last week saw a milestone for the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE), hosting a trial of the first collaboration with non-government organisations in the shared workspace at the...

SA man accused of ‘peeping tom’ offences and possessing child abuse material

Mon 13-07-2020 11:00 am AEST

This is a joint media release between Australian Federal Police, the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation and South Australia PoliceA 45-year-old man accused of possessing child abuse material and...

Sydney man to face court on child abuse charges

Tue 07-07-2020 12:53 pm AEST

A 40-year-old Sydney man is due to appear before the Central Local Court on child abuse charges following an investigation by the Australian Federal Police (AFP).The investigation commenced after the...

19-year-old man charged with multiple child abuse offences

Tue 30-06-2020 2:00 pm AEST

A 19-year-old man is scheduled to appear in Darwin Local Court today after the Northern Territory Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (NT JACET) charged him with multiple child abuse offences.In...

AFP dismantles Australian online network of alleged child sex offenders and helps young victims

Fri 05-06-2020 12:40 pm AEST

An Australian Federal Police-led investigation has smashed open a domestic online network of alleged child sex offenders, who are accused of abusing and exploiting Australian children and recording the horrific...

Darwin man charged with child exploitation offences

Thu 30-04-2020 8:30 am AEST

A 28-year-old man is scheduled to appear in Darwin Local Court after the Northern Territory Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (NT JACET) charged him with the alleged possession of child...

Law enforcement warn about continued online child sexual exploitation threat throughout COVID-19 pandemic

Tue 28-04-2020 12:41 pm AEST

The protection of children remains a high priority for the Australian Federal Police (AFP), Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) and state and territory police Australia-wide, with new resources...

Hunter man charged with child abuse material offences

Thu 23-04-2020 1:30 pm AEST

A New South Wales man has been charged with several child exploitation offences following his arrest by Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers this morning.The 29-year-old man is due to face...

WA man to face court for allegedly sharing child sex abuse videos

Wed 22-04-2020 9:00 am AEST

This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police and Western Australia PoliceA 48-year-old West Australian man accused of sharing videos online of children being sexually abused is...

Law enforcement warn about online child sexual exploitation throughout holiday period and COVID-19 pandemic

Tue 21-04-2020 10:30 am AEST

This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police, New South Wales Police Force, Queensland Police Service, Victoria Police and South Australia PoliceThe protection of children remains a...

Two-year combined effort sees 16 arrests on 738 charges in Australia

Mon 20-04-2020 9:00 am AEST

Operation WALWA has targeted an online marketplace of child abuse material since 2018 and has resulted in 16 people arrested on 738 charges in Australia.Most significantly, Operation WALWA also saw...

NCMEC report leads to arrest in Sydney for alleged online sharing of child abuse material

Mon 13-04-2020 3:00 pm AEST

A 24-year-old man is due to face Penrith Court following an AFP investigation into the alleged possession and sharing of child abuse material online.The investigation began following a report from...

Australian flight attendant jailed for abuse of children overseas

Fri 03-04-2020 8:30 am AEDT

A 52-year-old Melbourne man has been sentenced to 18 and a half years’ imprisonment today (Monday 30 March, 2020), after sexually abusing children in the Philippines.The Victorian Joint Anti-Child Exploitation...

Combatting Child Sexual Exploitation Legislation Amendment

Mon 30-03-2020 8:00 am AEDT

On 20 March 2020, new offences for failing to protect children from and failing to report child sexual abuse came into effect.The offences were created by the Combatting Child Sexual...

New South Wales woman charged with child exploitation offences

Fri 27-03-2020 11:00 am AEDT

A 35-year-old New South Wales woman has been charged with two child abuse offences following an Australian Federal Police (AFP) investigation into allegations the woman was sharing and producing child...

49-year-old Palmerston man charged with child exploitation offences

Tue 10-03-2020 8:00 am AEDT

A 49-year-old Palmerston man is scheduled to appear in Darwin Local Court this morning (10 March 2020) after the Northern Territory Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (NT JACET) charged him...

Brisbane man in Court for child exploitation allegations

Fri 21-02-2020 3:58 pm AEDT

The Queensland Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (QLD JACET) has charged a 55-year-old Brisbane man with 44 offences in relation to the alleged sexual exploitation of children both online and...

Senior Constable Danielle Leske wins AFP Detective of the Year

Fri 21-02-2020 9:20 am AEDT

Our very own Senior Constable Danielle Leske has been declared the AFP Detective of the Year, presented by AFP Commissioner Reece P Kershaw and AFP Deputy Commissioner Investigations Ian McCartney,...

Countering child sexual exploitation and abuse - National Press Club Address

Thu 20-02-2020 12:17 am AEDT

On Wednesday, 19 February 2020, AFP Commissioner Reece P Kershaw, joined the CEO of Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) Nicole Rose and the CEO of Australia Criminal Intelligence...

Collaborative efforts to reduce child exploitation material

Thu 01-11-2018 12:00 am AEDT

The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) and the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) co-hosted the Child Exploitation Material (CEM) Reduction Research Program Roundtable on 1 November 2018 in...

ACCCE brings key stakeholders to the table

Mon 03-09-2018 11:05 am AEST

The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) hosted its first stakeholder engagement meeting that saw Assistant Commissioners from around the country join representatives from key government departments to discuss...

ACCCE is launched

Mon 03-09-2018 11:03 am AEST

The battle against child exploitation and abuse will be substantially boosted with the opening of the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) in Brisbane today.Visit the Minister for Home...

A national centre to counter child exploitation and abuse

Sun 25-03-2018 12:00 pm AEDT

The Turnbull Government will establish a national centre to counter child exploitation and abuse.The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) will drive a national effort to combat a global...

Adelaide man accused of trying to meet 14-year-old girl after sexually explicit online chats

Mon 01-01-2018 12:00 am AEDT

*Editor's note: An arrest image and footage is available via Hightail.A 19-year-old Adelaide man was arrested by the South Australia Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (SA JACET) at a train...

Adelaide man allegedly caught with child abuse material after suspicious transactions

Mon 01-01-2018 12:00 am AEDT

A 62-year-old man allegedly caught with images and videos of children being sexually abused is expected to face Elizabeth Magistrates Court on 31 August.The South Australia Joint Anti Child Exploitation...

Nationwide Operation Molto removes 16 children from harm

Mon 01-01-2018 12:00 am AEDT

*Editor's note: vision is available to download here via hightail*Forty-four Australian men are facing 350 charges of possessing child exploitation material after a law enforcement referral sparked a large, nationwide...

New facility to counter child exploitation opened in Brisbane

Mon 01-01-2018 12:00 am AEDT

The new purpose-built Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) facility was officially opened in Brisbane today by the Minister for Home Affairs, The Hon Peter Dutton.The new facility houses...

Three men charged, four children removed from harm after AFP investigation into child exploitation network

Mon 01-01-2018 12:00 am AEDT

Two Sydney men and a Queensland man have been charged in the past week and four children have been saved from further harm, following a national police investigation into individuals...

Brisbane man charged with online child abuse offences after tip from the United States

Mon 01-01-2018 12:00 am AEDT

A Brisbane man has been charged with possessing child abuse material after authorities in the United States allegedly intercepted images of child abuse being uploaded to Snapchat, Google and Yahoo...

WA man charged over alleged possession of child abuse videos

Mon 01-01-2018 12:00 am AEDT

This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police and Western Australia Police ForceA 56-year-old Perth man allegedly caught with child abuse material has been charged by the...

Doreen man to face court over child abuse material offences

Mon 01-01-2018 12:00 am AEDT

A 45-year-old man will face Melbourne Magistrate’s Court today, charged in relation to child abuse material offences.The man was arrested and charged on Friday, 1 May, following the execution of...

Adelaide man faces eight charges over child abuse material

Mon 01-01-2018 12:00 am AEDT

This is a joint release between Australian Federal Police and South Australia Police.A 29-year-old man accused of accessing and sharing child abuse material is expected to face Adelaide Magistrates Court...

SA man charged over child exploitation allegations

Mon 01-01-2018 12:00 am AEDT

This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police and South Australia PoliceA 38-year-old man who allegedly uploaded more than 1000 digital files of young girls being sexually...